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Call for tighter bail rules after Saudi sex-crime suspect vanishes

Call for tighter bail rules after Saudi sex-crime suspect vanishes

HALIFAX — Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi may have hoped to quietly disappear from his sexual assault trial in Cape Breton, never to be seen or heard from again in Canada.

Ontarians helping homeless stay warm as the province endures extreme cold

As most of Ontario endures an extreme cold snap this weekend, with some areas seeing wind chill values as low as -30 C, various groups and shelters are increasing their services to help the homeless stay warm.
Haida Gwaii home to a distinct but vulnerable pocket of northern goshawks

Haida Gwaii home to a distinct but vulnerable pocket of northern goshawks

VANCOUVER — Haida Gwaii's population of northern goshawks are the last remnant of a highly distinct genetic cluster of the birds, a new study by University of British Columbia researchers has found.

Group challenges ruling requiring doctors to give referrals for services that clash with beliefs

TORONTO — Ontario doctors challenging a court ruling that found physicians must give referrals for medical services that clash with their moral or religious beliefs say there is no proof that removing that requirement would hamper patients seeking tr
Former firefighter with PTSD sues Syncrude over suspended benefits, dismissal

Former firefighter with PTSD sues Syncrude over suspended benefits, dismissal

CALGARY — A lawsuit filed by a former firefighter and paramedic against Syncrude Canada claims the oilsands giant wrongfully denied him benefits and fired him after he was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder related to his job.
B.C. byelection in NDP territory tests strength of minority government

B.C. byelection in NDP territory tests strength of minority government

NANAIMO, B.C.

No plans to eliminate 'duty to report' for military sex misconduct: Vance

OTTAWA — Canada's top general is promising better support for victims of military sexual misconduct, but says he will not get rid of a regulation that Canada's auditor general has warned discourages some victims from coming forward.

No winning ticket for Saturday night's $17 million Lotto 649 jackpot

TORONTO — No winning ticket was sold for the $17 million jackpot in Saturday night's Lotto 649 draw. However, the guaranteed $1 million prize was claimed by a ticket holder in British Columbia. The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Jan.